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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Salutes Indonesia’s Metalhead President Elect Joko Widodo

Randy Blythe / Joko Widodo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Oscar Siagian, Getty Images

In this wonderful subculture of metal, there are always certain musicians we turn towards to digest their opinion on literally any subject. Veterans such as Dave Mustaine and Tom Morello are always ready to share, but perhaps the brightest spotlight of late shines on Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe. Always outspoken, Blythe just posted a blog celebrating the election of metalhead Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s new President.

When world events such as Widodo’s election happens, many think ‘WWRBT’ or ‘What Would Randy Blythe Think?’ Thankfully for the musician’s Instagram account, we’ve become privy to that answer on a constant basis.

In honor of Joko Widodo, who is a well-known Lamb of God fan, Blythe wrote two posts. Read his commentary, then check out the corresponding photos below:

Incredibly, ladies & gentlemen, the new President of Indonesia is a metal head AND a lamb of god fan. No, this is not a joke, yes the photos are real, yes he digs Napalm Death, Metallica, Megadeth, & lamb of god amongst others- holy crap! THE WORLD’S FIRST HEAVY METAL PRESIDENT! Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the governor of Jakarta & former furniture salesman who was born into poverty, has won the election. I do not know much at all about Indonesian politics, so I can’t comment of their political situation one way or the other, but from what I can tell, Jokowi seems to be a man of the people. Wow. A metal head president- who would have thought? AMAZING. I mean, can you IMAGINE it? This is THE ONLY PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD with whom you can sit down and argue about which Slayer record is the best. Holy crap, it’s too much! I want the Prez to take me on a diplomatic surf summit to Bali. Maybe I can get ambassadorial status. #jokowipleasetakemetoyourislandparadise

For the full story on Joko Widodo’s election and electoral fraud accusation by the Presidential race’s runner-up, click here.

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